The search for Tomiene “Meme” Jones and whoever was responsible for her disappearance remains a priority for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, 13 years after the Harrison Township woman disappeared on April 18, 2002.
The GCPO major crimes unit believes that Jones, who was 19 years old at the time she went missing from her apartment, met with foul play and is deceased. The case was reclassified from a missing –persons investigation to a homicide six months after she disappeared from her Mullica Hill West apartment.
Jones was last seen in Penns Grove, Salem County on April 17, 2002. Her brother found her apartment empty and the front door open the next day after she failed to pick up her 2-year-old daughter from a baby-sitter. She had no history of leaving her child for extended periods. She left behind her keys, purse and car at her residence. She spoke to a friend on the telephone from her apartment about 1 a.m. April 18.
Jones’ parents took over the raising of Tomiene’s daughter at their Woodstown home.
A $10,000 reward is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Tomiene Jones. The reward is jointly offered by the Jones family, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Harrison Township.